Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley

Coolshanagh Vineyards

Reserve Chardonnay 2018

On the nose, this is quite aromatic with sweet pears jumping out of the glass... On the palate, I'm again tasting apple-pear, but not as rich as perhaps the nose suggested it would be... Very balanced with the minerality here... Definitely some caramel here, but not in a way that would offend oak-haters... Just another note in the mix... This is almost full bodied... Quite substantial as you chew on it... Some baking spice here too as you savor, but the finish is just medium here and perhaps even "flabby" at the end where it seemed more precise upfront. — 6 days ago

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Bench 1775

Chill Okanagan Valley White Blend 2018

Nice and refreshing on a hot day! — 2 years ago

Kanazawa

Raku Syrah Blend 2014

A very interesting unique blend of Syrah & Viognier. 2014 - awell aged, beautiful Naramata wine. The winemaker is a hoot - very colorful and informative. We loved our tasting and left with some to share back home. Good prices and worth a stop 🍷 Pairs well with chocolate and fruit. Perfect! — 3 years ago

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La Frenz

Naramata Bench Rattlenake Vineyard Alexandria 2021

On the nose, this is orange blossom and lemon peel... On the palate, the orange blossom continues with river rock... Not a lot of notes here... Don't think too hard... Not a long finish here but pleasant and cheery... This is always a good buy year after year. — 3 days ago

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Little Engine Wines

Gold Label Pinot Noir

We really liked this. It was heavier and stronger but was well balanced and we just kept drinking it. Drank it at Granville Island in July 2022 — 25 days ago

Van Westen Vineyards

Vino Grigio Naramata Bench Pinot Grigio 2017

The whites from Van Westen are often overlooked under the shadow of their excellent reds. This grigio is excellent though. This wine is real and without gimmicks. That almost makes it an exception for Pinot Gris in Naramata. Genuine and well made. A very nice glass of wine with the mineral, lemon, and sage in perfect balance. — 3 years ago

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Joie Farm

A Noble Blend White Blend 2016

Signature alsatian white from Naramata — 4 years ago

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D'Angelo Estates

Sette Coppa Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

On the nose, this is violet and blackberry concentrated... This nose is great... Is there some bramble in here too? On the palate, this enhances the blackberry... Deep, deep... Eucalyptus... Always such a great buy on the Naramata bench... The finish is medium, but really tasty here... I think that's a good way of describing this one... Tasty... There are levels of complexity for Bordeaux blends beyond this one, but really the deep dark fruit and bramble here are a double note that's really done well here! — 3 days ago

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Foxtrot Vineyards

Naramata Bench Pinot Noir 2017

Very light and tasty. Definitely our type of Pinot noir. Drank this in Vancouver in July 2022 — 25 days ago

La Frenz

Reserve Grand Total Merlot Blend 2015

This one is quite worth a try. An Okanagan Bordeaux-type blend. The Cab Franc is quite evident here with a bit of sweetness that is quite interesting. We had it with grilled lamb and potatoes. — 3 years ago

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